Pushing 450 horsepower, the car will have its world premiere at Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI in California next month.
Porsche Classic came up with the concept of building a show car based on an existing 993 body shell to showcase both tradition and innovation. The car was assembled at the Porsche Classic restoration workshop near Stuttgart in Germany, and took about 18 months to build.
Project Gold is built for the raceway, as it cannot be registered for use on the street. On Oct. 27, the car will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta.
The “Porsche 70th Anniversary Sale” is an exclusive auction that boasts nearly 70 Porsche sports cars – each of them showing a part of Porsche history, from the open road to rally and race tracks.
The auction proceeds from the sale of “Project Gold” will be donated in Germany to the Ferry Porsche Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to education, social issues, and youth development.
Porsche Cars North America's headquarters is in Atlanta.